SDR & Spectrum using a Drone


We are manipulating a drone to fly around and collect spectrum from the ORBIT nodes. The spectrum will be collected and analyzed.


Software Defined Radio (SDR)

Software Defined Radio is a communication system in which elements that are normally integrated in hardware, are instead set up in software, and can be accessed through a personal computer or embedded system. SDR is much cheaper and more customizable in comparison to its hardware counterparts.

Spectrum Analysis

Spectrum Analysis is the analysis in terms of spectrum of frequencies. Spectrum is measured in the frequency domain using a signal analyzer. Complex signal are broken down into frequency components, making it easier to measure signal properties.

Project Github


Experiments with ORBIT

GNU Radio Trial


The first step was to decide on what devices and platforms we would use to accomplish our project goals. We chose to use a cheap rtl dongle as an sdr coupled with an Intel Edison chip.


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The Team

Nicholas Lurski
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rutgers University
Shi Wang
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rutgers University
Srijoy Dutta
Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Maryland
Nithin Tammishetti
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rutgers University
Noah Paladino
High School

Middlesex County Academy

Project guided by Wade Trappe and Ivan Seskar.
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